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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bewitching Book Tours: The Lumina Saga by Stephanie Amox with an extended excerpt!


Painfully Ordinary
The Lumina Saga Book One
Stephanie Amox

Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: CENA

Date of Publication: Jan 2013          
ISBN: 148194780X

Number of pages: 225
Word Count: 86,175

Cover Artist: Photography by Nikki Nichols Photography

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Book Description:

Two teenager's lives become not so ordinary...

Caitlin and Leah are content with the slow and steady pace in their small Texan town. They have the typical challenges of any American high school - evil girl cliques and oppressive ex-boyfriends. They see themselves as painfully ordinary...but that soon changes. The arrival of two newcomers at school sets Caitlin and Leah on an explosive path of magic, betrayal, secrets and forbidden love. The discovery of Caitlin's true identity causes tremendous upheaval in her painfully ordinary life. Caitlin must learn to embrace her birthright and trust in her friends or she risks endangering them all.

Family Secrets
The Lumina Saga Book Two
Stephanie Amox

Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: CENA

Date of Publication: Jan 2013          
ISBN: 1481956841

Number of pages: 232
Word Count: 65,120


Book Description:

Wailea, Maui would be a paradise by just about anyone’s standards. Caitlin and Leah are no different. They are living like rock stars with Talon and Jace in one of the poshest hotels on the island. Just when they think things can’t possibly get any better—everything falls apart. Their short lived paradise is ripped out from under them. Once again, they are on the run.

A mysterious man appears and attempts to drive a wedge between Caitlin and Talon. He whisks her away to an ancient world where she is treated like a princess yet held completely against her will. She is shown events, consequences and affairs she never dreamed possible. Will the secrets of her family destroy her happiness, or will she rely on her instincts to find a way back to the life she found with Talon?



New Beginnings
The Lumina Saga Book ThreeStephanie Amox

Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: CENA

Date of Publication: Jan 2013          
ISBN: B00AX0L2L8
Number of pages: 312
Word Count: 83,740

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Book Description:

What happens when the extraordinary fades into ordinary?

Caitlin awakens to find herself back in the normal life she shares with her best friend, Leah, in their small Texas town. Caitlin has no memory of the fantastic events of the last several months save a mystery man who haunts the shadows of her dreams. Constantly taken aback by strange occurrences: the sudden attention of the two most popular guys in school; Caitlin’s toe-to-toe showdown with Tami; and the constant coincidental run-ins with two mysterious strangers, keeps Caitlin’s nerves raw and on edge. Will she solve the mystery behind the strange events, or will the dreams be all that remains?

About the Author:
Stephanie Amox attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where she met her husband. Her life did an about-face in January 2009 and the future of her career looked bleak. Her husband encouraged her to follow her dream and finally write the story which had been buzzing around in her head for a number of years, thus The Lumina Saga was born.

These days she spends her time in Flower Mound, Texas with her husband, two children and a couple of crazy Jack Russell Terriers. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time watching her son play hockey or visiting her daughter at Oklahoma State University.













BOOK BLAST! HAVE NO SHAME by Melissa Foster



Book Synopsis:

The racially-charged prejudice of the deep South forces eighteen-year-old Alison Tillman to confront societal norms—and her own beliefs—when she discovers the body of a hate crime victim, and the specter of forbidden love turns her safe, comfortable world upside down.

Alison has called Forrest Town, Arkansas home for the past eighteen years. Her mother’s Blue Bonnet meetings, her father toiling night and day on the family farm, and the division of life between the whites and the blacks are all Alison knows. The winter of 1967, just a few months before marrying her high school sweetheart, Alison finds the body of a black man floating in the river, and she begins to view her existence with new perspective. The oppression and hate of the south, the ugliness she once was able to avert her eyes from, now demands her attention.

When a secretive friendship with a young black man takes an unexpected romantic turn, Alison is forced to choose between her predetermined future, and the dangerous path that her heart yearns for.

HAVE NO SHAME is an emotionally compelling coming of age novel featuring a young woman who cannot reconcile the life she wants with the one she’s been brought up to live.Have No Shame will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen in love, and those who have been forced to choose between what they know in their hearts to be true, and what others would like them to believe.

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1 Winner will receive a gift bag full of goodies, including:

-Snacks
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- Signed copy of COME BACK TO ME
- Signed Copy of MEGAN’S WAY
- 1 Pink Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of four International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary CafĂ©. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women’s Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Find Melissa Foster:

Facebook, Twitter, FB Fanpage

PRAISE FOR HAVE NO SHAME
“A gripping and poignant novel dealing with a subject once taboo in American society.” Hagerstown Magazine

“Have No Shame is a powerful testimony to love and the progressive, logical evolution of social consciousness, with an outcome that readers will find engrossing, unexpected, and ultimately eye-opening.” Midwest Book Review

“A historical novel of love and its triumph, told with a unique and compelling voice.” Bestselling Author Kathleen Shoop

“Have No Shame is a delightful eye opener and a rather poignant book that everyone everywhere should put on their must-read list.” Readers’ Favorite

“A dynamic and heartwarming tale of young love, giving testament to those who struggled so we can live in an integrated society.” Author Rachelle Ayala

“…a stunningly impactful read.” Rabid Reader Reviews

“A book that brings the evilness of racial bigotry to light, through the eyes of one awakening to its reality.” Cindy Smith, avid reader

“[HAVE NO SHAME] Perfectly catches the South at the dawning of the Civil Rights Movement. Melissa Foster takes us on an adventure that twists and turns unpredictably to a tense climax that renders this novel a true page-turner. This is undoubtedly the best novel I have read in a long time.” Roderick Craig Low, Author of ‘Promises of Love and Good Behaviour’

“This book is not just a story; it’s an experience.” Author G.E. Johnson


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Monday, April 29, 2013

SPOTLIGHT! Visionary - Unleashed by N. Dunham!



Visionary-Unleashed
Visionary Trilogy Book One
N. Dunham

Genre: YA Fantasy Fiction
 ISBN: 9781624884542
ASIN: B00AMO7O26
 Number of pages: 232
Word Count: 71,000
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Book Description:

Sixteen-year-old Aislinn Lee Murphy accidentally unleashes her hidden ability to see things before they happen, making her a Visionary. But little does she know that this amazing gift comes with a severe price.  She must never tell a soul or she risks putting herself and her family in great peril.

A Visionary is someone who has been chosen to see the future and has the benefit of having spirit animals to guide and protect them, but there is a secret agency whose sole purpose is to terminate all Visionaries and Aislinn has become their next target.

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About the Author:
N. Dunham is an author, wife, mother of two children and two precocious dogs. She earned her MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in West Hartford, CT.

N. Dunham's interest in reading and writing didn't come until early adulthood. She enjoys works of many genres and has a passion for the arts.  ​


VISIONARY-UNLEASHED was inspired by New England's natural beauty and wildlife (especially red-tailed hawks).






Continue after the jump for an excerpt of VISIONARY-UNLEASHED & giveaway!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Grand Finale Celebration!

On tour with Prism Book Tours

Feeling forgetful? Can't remember where the heck you set down your keys? Your glasses?

We've all been there.

But . . . what if you forgot your life?

What if that life wasn't worth remembering?

In spite of the happy cover, I HAVE PEOPLE deals with the sensitive issue of domestic abuse. It is about learning to recognize a good man versus a bad one. It's about second chances and finding love, real love. 

The overpowering message behind I HAVE PEOPLE is that verbal, mental, and physical abuse is NOT OKAY! EVER!

Check out the tour and then read Holly's story. It will change your life.

The Book:

I Have PeopleI Have People
by Taylor Dean
Paperback, 366 pages
Published September 19th 2012 by Create Space

Premise:

Missing any memories? 

Holly Sinclair is happily married to the love of her life, Gabriel. Young and in love, Holly hopes to have their first child soon. Of course, Gabriel wants to wait till Holly’s health is restored, much to Holly’s dismay. She feels perfectly fine. So what if she just woke up from an eight-month coma? So what if some of her memories are missing? She remembers Gabe and that’s all that matters, right?

That is, until HE enters her life again . . . she forgot about HIM.




It's been a great Tour, exploring the origins and themes of I Have People by Taylor Dean. In case you missed part of the tour... here it is, one more time:  links to all the great guest posts and reviews with quotes...

The Grand Finale!!

8 –  Launch!
9 – Snuggling on the Sofa - Amnesia
I vividly remember my favorite high school English teacher sadly telling us that his wife had been in a bicycle accident.
-          Sylv Jenkins - The Cover of I Have People
I am a ‘happily ever after’ writer, therefore the happy cover matches the happy ending! I promise!
10 – PauseTime - The Music that Inspired I Have People
I love to share what song goes with which scene in my books. 
11 – TheBroke Book Bank - Ten Things You Don't Know About I Have People
My heroine’s name, Holly Noel, came from a friend who had a Christmas baby and named her Holly Noel. LOVE
12 – Mel’sShelves - Review; The Worth of a Soul
I was excited to get this guest post, The Worth of a Soul. This is one of my favorite conversations from the book, too.
14 – TheReaddicts - Review; Two Kinds of Love
I Have People was not an easy light read I was expecting but it was a good read none the less.
15 – Paulette’sPapers - A Gentleman Who Says "Gosh" Review
The hero of I Have People is a true gentleman and in many ways the perfect man. He’s kind, soft-spoken, polite to a fault, and compassionate.
-          Christy’s Cozy Corner - Review; The Inspiration behind I Have People
I love Taylor Dean's books. They always feel so real...One minute you're feeling giddy with happiness and the next you're filled with dread!
16 – fuonlyknew - ReviewThe Prologue to I Have People

You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll want to kick someone, but most importantly, you’ll want to hug someone.
You’ll want to hug “your people.”

17 – Tressa’sWishful Endings - Review; The Locations Featured in I Have People
I also really liked Holly's character. She was sweet and still strong. 
18 – LiteraryWinner - Review
I have to say it’s a bit eye-opening that Holly felt that if she wasn’t actually hit by her abuser, then she wasn’t being abused.  I can imagine that this may be thought by other people in similar situations.  
19 – GettingYour Read On - Review; Soooo Cliche!
I.  Love.  I Have People.  This book kept me engaged the whole way
22 –  A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner - My Favorite Character in I Have People
The main character, Holly, discovers that she does have ‘people’ in her life who are willing to help her out of a bad situation—she just has to let them. 

 - Beck Valley Books - The Title of I Have People
It was at this moment that I realized, I Have People, and I always will!
23 – Deco MyHeart - Review
This is an emotional story of domestic abuse and recovery, wonderfully written with realistic characters, and it will stay with you long after you finish. How I wish women (and men) that are bring abused would seek help and realize they have "people" too.
-          Mrs. Mommy Booknerds Book Reviews - Review
Dean creates a story that is not only engaging, gritty and real
24 – GreenMountain Couple - Review
I cried with Holly and laughed with her too.
25 – icultgen - Friendship
Angela was fun to write. She is funny, blunt, loyal, and loves her ‘girl time.’
  – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer  - When is it Abuse

 - That Girl Reads - Review; Two Kinds of Men

26 – Grand Finale Blast!


The Author:

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it's paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you'll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up. 



The Giveaways:

5 prize packs to US winners: 1 signed paperback, 1 tote bag, 2 bookmarks, 1 "I Have People" pencil, and 1 "I Have People" pink dog tag necklace.


10 ebooks to US or International winners

Open only to those who can legally enter. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Rafflecopter and Grand Finale posts as well as emailed and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Burgandy Ice @ Colorimetry and Prism Book Tours and sponsored by Taylor Dean. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Angela Roquet's Reapers Inc Series!





 GRAVEYARD SHIFT 

Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Book 1

Available exclusively at Amazon: Only $0.99 for Kindle | Paperback

The Inferno has Evolved… Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her. She’d much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at Purgatory Lounge. But when a shocking promotion falls in her lap, Lana learns something that could unravel the very fabric of Eternity. If the job isn’t completed, there could be some real hell to pay.




POCKET FULL OF POSIES
Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Book 2

Available exclusively at Amazon: Kindle | Paperback

The promise of peace in Limbo City is threatened once again, but this time the terrorists have a more specific target in mind: Lana Harvey. The up and coming reaper thought passing her classes at the Reaper Academy was going to be her biggest challenge, but when a rebel demon sends her apartment up in flames, she realizes that her victories from the previous year haven’t gone so unnoticed after all… To make matters worse, the Afterlife Council has taken notice of Lana too. The Egyptian god Horus is blackmailing her into joining the Posy Unit so she can do an illegal side job for him, and Cindy Morningstar, Lucifer’s daughter, insists that she take a two week training course with the devilishly tempting Beelzebub, much to her angelic boyfriend’s chagrin.





FOR THE BIRDS

Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Book 3

Available exclusively at: Kindle | Print

Lana Harvey isn't just any reaper. She's the new captain of the Posy Unit, a specialty group dedicated to harvesting mass quantities of souls from natural disaster sites, battlefields, and the like. The new title didn't come without a price though. Lana made some promises along the way, and now it's time to follow through... even if that means putting herself in the path of the three Fates, a fickle and mighty force to be reckoned with. The Fates run a soul recycling plant in Limbo City, and if Lana isn't careful, they just might recycle her.





About the Author
Urban Fantasy Author Angela Roquet is a great big weirdo.
She collects Danger Girl comic books, owls, skulls, and random craft supplies. She no longer collects paperback books, because she can’t fit any more in her office, however she does collect ebooks. She has an unhealthy obsession with television shows created by Joss Whedon and fantasizes about him directing television or film versions of her novels. Angela’s favorite book/movie is The Wizard of Oz. She likes a little coffee in her cream, and her favorite food is sushi, even though it’s takes her FOREVER to make. Angela is a peace loving, tree hugging hippy who tries to buy organic and local as often as possible. She’s a fan of renewable energy sources, marriage equality, and religious tolerance. As long as whatever you’re doing isn’t hurting anyone, she’s a fan of you, too. Angela lives in Sedalia, Missouri with her husband and son. When she’s not swearing at the keyboard, she enjoys painting, goofing off with her family and friends, and reading books that raise eyebrows.

You can find Angela online at www.angelaroquet.com or on

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon Page | YouTube

GIVEAWAY
To celebrate her upcoming release of book 3, Angela Roquet is giving away prizes!

Grand Prize: 
$25.00 gift card to Amazon and an autographed paperback set of the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series 

Runners-up: 

FIVE (5) runners-up will receive an eBook of their choice from the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc series


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Review: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire, #1)A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book for review from the author here on goodreads! For an honest opinion, no "here's my book give me high ratings."

Solid 3.5 stars. I liked this book. I thought The Shade sanctuary was fairly unique and look forward to reading how Derek might change the way they do things. Derek, despite being a vampire and having been asleep for 400 years, seems the most "human" of the vampires we encounter. And let's face it: you have supernatural powers/strength, you're probably not going to be very nice to your food source. You're just going to demand, command, and/or eat. With such strength/power usually comes a healthy dose of abuse and you see that in Derek's brother, Lucas. He's a creepy bastard.

I'm not very enamored of instant love, but that seems hypocritical of me because isn't the fairy tale that nearly all women tease themselves with is "love at first sight"? So Derek's instant attraction and strong feelings for Sofia as she grabs his attention while comforting a fellow human slave is acceptable to me. But it bothers me at the same time - captured slave, Master falls in love with slave instantly, slave falls for master -- hiya Stockholm! Eh, I'm overthinking it. I liked it. I liked the Sun Room Sofia is moved to create. I liked the explanation of her empathy. I liked Corrine's suspicion and have to wonder about her staying there with the vampires; was she just waiting for Derek to awaken?

This book was a fast read and left me disappointed: cliffhanger! What is going to happen with Sofia and Derek? And Bitter Ben? Not that I blame Ben...he was at the hands of a sadist bitch. Do you root against the vampires? Do you cheer the vampires with Derek as their newly awakened leader? I know what I do. I look for Book 2 and slap it on my TBR and amazon.com wishlist for payday.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

RBTL BOOK TOUR! Aphrodite's Secret Review & Giveaway


Title: Aphrodite’s Secret
Author: Samantha Ketteman
Series: The Forgotten (Book 1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Self Published
Release Date: Feb 28 2013
Edition/Formats Available In:  E~book  & Print

Synopsis:
 Kaira, still reeling from the loss of her younger sister in a tragic boating accident, lives in the dark world of exotic dancing for survival. When one man enters her life, her world is turned upside down and inside out, where reality and fantasy seem to intertwine.
Kaira feels the eyes of a striking man watching her every move on stage. Zane is a scarred man with many secrets, one of which is the knowledge of who and what Kaira really is and the danger she will face.
While Zane fights a subconscious battle about what to tell her and whether he cares enough to get involved, another has noticed her as well. An Ithacan, sent to destroy her for what she is and take her powers to the God that has commanded all Forgotten be exterminated. The God intends to absorb her powers and rule absolutely.
Before Kaira realizes what is coming for her, she finds herself tumbling into a world where a scarred man that she is inexplicably attracted to will become her only hope. A hideous creature, one such as she’s never seen, is hunting her and trying his best to destroy everything and everyone she knows to get what he wants for his Master, and only Zane knows why.

While Kaira thinks it coincidence that Zane shows up at the club the girls like to frequent after work, Zane uses the planned interception to explore the pull that he feels towards Kaira, when he has cared for no one but himself for so many years. After finally meeting, Zane notices that the Ithacan has also followed and as their eyes meet, they both know that the battle for her soul will come; who will win is less important as the insistence Zane feels to tell Kaira who and what she is before she ends up like her sister.





About the Author

Samantha Ketteman has resided in southern Illinois for 7 years, (though still claims to be an Alabama girl), with her husband and three crazy demon children. She started reading novels at a very young age and decided two years ago to write for herself. She is working on The Forgotten series, as well as two others. She is a caffiene addict, insomniac, and general basketcase most of the time. When she's not writing, she's thinking of writing, much to the chagrin of her husband who has to listen to her paranormal ramblings.






Blog Tour Excerpt!
As she sashayed her way to the center of the stage, exaggerating the swing of her
hips with each step, she glanced around the few rows that were in her line of vision. The
spotlight focused on her made it impossible to see further. It looked as if it was a full
house tonight, which was a good omen for her rent fund. She gave a small, slow sexy,
smile, and sauntered over to the giant gleaming pole standing like an old friend in the
center of the stage. As she swung around in a circle, back arched out from the pole to
better display her more prominent assets, she was mentally singing along to the song.
Kaira hated this song, but it seemed to go hand in hand with the costume she was wearing
for the night, and she had a whole routine devoted to this particular outfit and song.
Sadly, this was one of her more popular costumes and characters. She shimmied down
the pole, spreading her legs and bending over before sliding her backside back up the
pole in a move that would have made many women blush; or fall over; or both. She
turned to face the pole, jumped up, and then maneuvered herself so that she was then
sliding down the pole head first, gripping it with her legs. She slid all the way down to
the floor before releasing the pole, rolling over, and crawling her way along to the first
row of eager faces beaming up at her.


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*We got a glimpse of Zane's journal...the night he first sees Kaira*

I saw the most beautiful creature tonight. She commanded my attention, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of her on the stage. I know that she will draw attention to herself, but she doesn’t know what she is, and it could get her killed. As entranced as I am, I don’t know if I want to be involved, yet I feel a pull to her, a sense of duty and a primal sense to protect her. I don’t want to care. I have lived my many years without the need to involve myself in anyone’s life. I failed once before, and it cost me my family. I know that I will repulse her, as I do with every child that points and hides behind his mother. It is inevitable that she will be hunted, as her aura calls out to all those that seek her. Do I get involved? Do I break my promise that I have kept for so long to stay away from others and simply live my life in solitude? I don’t know.


A_TiffyFit's Review
I received this book as part of this blog tour for an honest review. The story was more interesting and attention grabbing than I had thought at first. I thought I would have a hard time getting into a book where the protagonist is a stripper at a small town strip club, even though she’s apparently the daughter of Aphrodite. Never underestimate the powerful lure of greek mythology for me, a_tiffyfit! The story was actually quite interesting and attention-holding. You learn what a tough life Kaira has had – from orphaned to deciding to be a stripper to make good money (not exactly the best of jobs) to being stalked and raped and now here she is being stalked again! I liked her immediate draw to Zane and how she is able to see beyond the scar instead of being scared or repulsed like all the other women he’s encountered. (Really…humans suck. As a general rule, we are SO freaking shallow it’s disgusting!) I loved the pace of the novel, Kaira’s acceptance and strength as she overrides her initial reaction to reject all this information. My only beef with it is that poor editing kept kicking me out of Reader Zone (RZ). RZ is sacred and I do not like being kicked out of it. Not only were there homonym errors (your vs you’re, there/their/they’re), but at one point in the novel, Matilda is talking to Aphrodite and saying that He is her “something for soul mate”. Obviously this must’ve been an author note to find a new word for soul mate/other half so that she is not reusing this phrase too often, but then it was three pages of this “something” as opposed to a real term. As a reader, it made me recoil from the page making the pinched-sucked-on-a-lemon-Renee-Zellwegger face. But I was enjoying the romance and action of the plot so I smoothed it over and continued on! This is book one of the series, and from this novel, I get the hint that Jasmine may be the lead in the next novel. I liked Jasmine – staunch friend, fierce supporter, and she tells it like it is! 

I liked the romance: sweet, simple, and that paranormal bond is awesome. I will look forward to reading more, hopefully. I’d like to see glimpses of Zane reconnecting with his family, Kaira getting to know all of her powers and her mother, and see who else is a Forgotten daughter. Are there forgotten sons?! 


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Surrender by Rhiannon Paille - excerpt and giveaway!


Surrender: Book One of The Ferryman & the Flame
by Rhiannon Paille
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance


How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?



Kaliel was warned about her love for the Ferryman. One day he will marry the land and leave Avristar forever. She doesn't listen, and because of what she is-- a Flame-- one of nine apocalyptic weapons, she sparks a war. In a desperate attempt to save her home and her love, Kaliel tries to awaken Avred, not knowing she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.


What are people saying about SURRENDER?


"Conceptually, it is one of the most stunning and beautifully written fantasy novels, that I've read in a long time. The world bends to desire, melts into gorgeous scenery, and delights in telling a story that will definitely take you on an epic journey that you won't soon forget. The fantasy is rich and deeply beguiling. The characters and their world is intriguing and full of so much mystery and suspense, that you won't want to put the book down. It has every element that a fantastic fantasy novel should have and so much more to offer the reader." Suz at A Soul Unsung

"My head is still spinning a bit about the plot though because I can't believe it. It's better than ice cream for a break up. The plot was original, the characters were relatable and down to earth despite not living on Earth." - Courtney at Readable Charper

"Surrender is definitely full of emotion and will take you on an incredible journey through the eyes of these two incredible characters." Lucy at Moonlight Gleam

"Reading this book felt like reading a classic, but with everything I love in a book: romance, heartbreak, and lots of action! I would recommend this book to EVERYONE and then dare them not to fall in love with it!" - Sammie Spencer, Author of Amaretto Flame

"Rhiannon Paille creates a unique and beautiful world that will draw you in and make you remember what it was like to be young, innocent, and full of wonder." Cory Putman Oakes, Author of The Veil

"Surrender is hands down one of my favorite fantasy books ever. YA or not, this is just pure awesomeness and every fantasy fan should read it. It's a delectable, rich in detail, numbingly brilliant and swoon-worthy read that you can't afford to miss out on." Evie at Bookish Evie


EXCERPT

“Lord Istar of Avristar has called a match between our finest warrior and his. I present to you Wraynas, winner of the Beltane Tournament!” The crowd went wild for Wraynas. Istar nodded to himself as he mentally sized up Krishani’s opponent. This would be a good match.

Falnir didn’t waste time. He called the match seconds later and limped away from hearth, keeping his eyes on the boys as they circled each other. 

Wraynas was the first to land a blow to Krishani with the wooden sword. It tapped his shoulder and Krishani briefly fell to one knee. He scraped the ground and rubbed his fingers together, then was back on his feet, twisting around and avoiding the very forward advances that Wraynas made towards him. Eventually, Krishani’s wooden sword met with Wraynas’s and they moved across the dirt in a pattern of blows, each of them defending themselves with skill. Their sparring didn’t get interesting until Wraynas shoved Krishani with his free hand and Krishani fell onto his back. Wraynas was on him in an instant, ready to end the match, but Krishani sprang to his feet, his expression colder, harder.

Istar was curious as to what he was doing. He wasn’t striking Wraynas back; he was only defending himself and not letting go. He seemed focused, but he wasn’t doing what Istar wanted him to do. He turned his eyes away from the sparring match for only a second and that was all it took. 

Krishani didn’t even touch Wraynas, but there was a loud crack followed by a rumbling under their feet. The sky darkened with clouds and Wraynas flew onto his back and coughed, blood pouring from his mouth and staining his vest and breeches. Krishani knelt in a ceremonial position, the tip of his wooden sword pointed to the ground. It smoked at the hilt. Krishani panted as the crowd screamed in horror. Istar rushed to his apprentice. He needed to reach Krishani before the villagers realized what happened and attacked his pupil. He briefly glanced at Wraynas, who was passed out unconscious at the edge of the crowd. There was a group of younger maidens fawning all over him, not knowing what to do. Istar placed a hand on Krishani’s shoulder and the boy looked at him, his cheeks stained with tears. 

“What was that?” Istar spat. 

Krishani’s expression turned from sad to cold again. He shrugged off Istar’s hand and stood, throwing the sword on the ground like it was a deadly weapon. “I hurt him, didn’t I?”

“You . . .” Istar’s gaze moved towards the crowd around Wraynas. Falnir had managed to reach him now and was parting the girls and kneeling at his side. “But why would you?”

Krishani looked down at his hands. They were red, but he wasn’t harmed in any way. “I didn’t mean to. I just let go.”

Istar had never actually witnessed what happened when Krishani let go, and he felt punched in the stomach at having to see it there, in a group of villagers. He took Krishani by the elbow and began leading him towards the thin path back to the Elmare Castle. The clouds were darkening overhead and large droplets of water were beginning to splash onto the dirt. 

Before Istar could pull Krishani through the crowd, Falnir glanced up and caught them fleeing. “Your boy is dangerous!” he shouted, clearly upset. 

Istar glared at Krishani. “I’ll send Hernadette to help Wraynas.” He tried to be diplomatic, but he knew it was no use. Krishani had harmed their champion, and what was supposed to be a fun sparring match had almost turned into bloodshed. 

Falnir nodded. “It is no fault of yours, my lord.”

Istar only nodded, then pushed Krishani through the crowd and into the forests. He didn’t say a word as he led the boy back to the Elmare castle, but he was afraid—afraid of what Krishani was and what he could do. 


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Flight by Lindsay Leggett 
Publication date: April 1st 2013
Genre: YA Science Fiction

Synopsis:
The first rule of survival in the Underground: When you’re outside, keep your eyes on the skies. Ace Harpy Hunter Piper Madden is used to danger, but the death of her brother slams the brakes on her high-torque lifestyle and leaves her broken and confused.

On the run from the dictating Elder Corporation, she’s eventually found in the quiet undergound city of Ichton and asked to work for the Corp on contract to quell a new and frightening Harpy threat.

Enter the discovery of horrifying Corporation secrets, Harpy attacks, and a new friendship with the strange Asher, and Piper’s days become anything but boring.

Then, a chance encounter leaves Piper privy to a dangerous secret, ad as she and Asher team up in an effort to unravel the truth, the secrets they uncover beneath the ancient walls of the dead city will spark their world into a grand-scale war.






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Nearly every writer struggles to put together information about themselves, perhaps because we’re so used to detailing the lives and ways of others. For the most part I am a writer, editor, photographer, and all-around artist living in the wilds north of Toronto, Ontario. I thrive on the juxtaposition of beauty and grit, enjoy urban crawls, indie everything, and time well-spent in the woods.


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Title: A Tiger's Claim
Author: Lia Davis
Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Editions: ebook
Publishing Date: March 19, 2013
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Plot:
As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.

Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.

When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs—and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will he have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will now have to deal with that fact that their mating is beyond a simple night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

Warning: One alpha female who doesn't take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that's sure to cause more than one sweaty night. - goodreads.com


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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A_TIFFYFIT'S REVIEW
This was an enjoyable paranormal (shifter) romance with some steamy scenes, faceted characters, and quick moving plot. I wasn't really expecting the book to pull me in and capture my attention and make me like the characters so quickly and completely! Little Josie is adorable and I loved how Shay instantly bonded with her.

I liked how it was instant action from the first page and how the reader can immediately sympathize with Shay - she's not a whiny, weak protagonist. She is a shifter after all! But, it still highlight the fact that no matter what, males will usually dominate over females in strength. Enter Travis to save Shay and help her recover from her injuries.

I liked the interactions between all of the characters: Shay & Travis, Shay & Travis' mother and daughter, the leopard/wolf pack, Shay's family. Shay's overprotective brothers are a hoot as you practically feel them glaring at Travis and grinding their teeth.

I totally thought Luna & her son were going to be sinister because of the exchanged looks, etc., but I was happy to read on and see what that was all about. Travis melds seamlessly into the fold of the combined pack and I can only imagine that future books in this series will deal with the Rogues and stomping them!

Definitely will want to read more in the series! The author has so many more ways to go with storylines with so many pack members!

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